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  1. Antonio

    Get a Life

    I have several definitions for this phrase in English, here we go:

    1.-To have fun.
    2.-To do something different (E.G. Change your lifestyle)
    3.-Often used as an instruction to someone who complains.
    4.-Become aware or learn how.
    5.-Get a well-balanced life (become happy, successful, etc.)
    6.-Stop bothering me.

    Now my main question is this, which of these meanings, apply more for the phrase "Get a life" and can you give an example of each one, if were the case, to understand better the phrase and the situation too.
    Thanks in advance,

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    Mainly, number six applies here, altho one could also say that number three fits. Keep in mind that the phrase is intended sarcastically.


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